August 12, 2020

A day like today, Randolph Turpin defeated Sugar Ray Robinson

A day like today, Randolph Turpin defeated Sugar Ray Robinson

A day like today, Randolph Turpin defeated Sugar Ray Robinson

July 10th, 1951.-    Britain’s Randolph Turpin, against all the odds and received wisdom, defeated Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous decision. This rugged and intense contest took place at Earls Court Arena in London. Randy snatched Sugar Ray’s middleweight crown. The result was a gigantic surprise as the bulk of informed opinion favored the American fighter. The third man in the ring was Eugene Henderson